Cultural change can bring changes in how society defines character. This essay examines one recent example of this change through examining how the trait known as zest may have come to be included in recent character education programs. The essay concludes by examining implications for Christian educators. It outlines an approach to thinking critically about character education, suggests an emphasis on traits that support God’s intentions for communal life, and offers examples of teaching practices that may help form hearts not just behaviors.
Ballock, E. (2020). Zest, Character Education, and the Common Good. International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 15(2). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol15/iss2/4